Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, is the ideal destination for your next meeting or event. Our beautiful city has a compact, accessible city centre, a frequent and reliable transport system and connections to global hubs through Edinburgh Airport. Read on to discover why you should make Edinburgh your next business destination.
The Scottish Government and VisitScotland have identified nine key business sectors in Edinburgh - technology, education, energy and renewables, food and drink, health, informatics, animal bioscience, life sciences and advanced materials. Edinburgh is a city of firsts and discovery. Think Dolly the Sheep, and the world's first bionic hand. This depth of academic and educational excellence, together with the extensive knowledge hub that Edinburgh offers, makes Edinburgh the perfect destination for your next conference.
There’s no shortage of accommodation in Edinburgh. Edinburgh currently has 20,000 beds in a huge range of accommodation from luxury 5 star hotels, elegant boutiques and stylish serviced apartments to suit all tastes and budgets. Experience our world-class hospitality for yourself. Use our accommodation finder tool to discover your ideal base in Scotland's capital.
Edinburgh boasts a wide selection of venues that are perfect for any occasion. Arrange your meeting in state-of-the-art purpose-built conference facilities, or try something a little different with our unique and memorable venues. Iconic buildings, historic castles, whisky vaults or splendid Royal residences – Edinburgh has it all.
Scotland’s capital is full of things to see and do. From must-see attractions to little-known hidden gems, you’ll be able to mix business with pleasure in one of the world’s most exciting cultural hubs. Why not add a day or two to your trip and really discover the best of what our city has to offer? Find out more on our sister website, edinburgh.org.
Edinburgh has food and drink options to suit every taste – quite literally. From authentic street food to fine dining with a view, Edinburgh offers a range of gastronomic experiences guaranteed to delight. Many restaurants also cater for large groups and provide private dining rooms, so sit back, relax, and let one of our fine food and drink venues take care of the rest.
Edinburgh is renowned for its regular and efficient transport system. No matter where you need to be, taxis, buses and trams will get you around the city quickly and with ease. Find out more about how to get around our city on edinburgh.org.
With over 333 flights a day heading to 130 destinations Edinburgh Airport is Scotland’s busiest, and the 6th busiest airport in the UK. With frequent connections to the city centre via tram and bus, the heart of Edinburgh is closer than you think.